(KUTV UPDATE 1/18/2016) The victim has been identified as 62-year-old, William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office and the Rio Blanco County Coroner's office.
(KUTV) A plane that took off from Salt Lake City has crashed in Colorado.
The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office said in a press release Thursday that at 6:00 p.m. reports of a possible airplane crash came in.
The reporting party said he heard a plan rev its engines, bank twice at a high altitude then explode, according to the release.
Denver Center Traffic Control reported that the aircraft disappeared off radar.
According to the release, the plane was a Bonanza 35 single-engine aircraft with a max occupancy of 4-6 people.
The small plane was on its way from Salt Lake City to Granby, Colorado. It is not known how many people were on board.
Officials conducted a search of nearby areas. Some small items, the plane's wing, part of the propeller and one tire were found within one half mile of the search area.
On Friday around 1:00 p.m. the sheriff's office reported human remains were found.
The National Safety Transportation Board will investigate.
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